UT Health Prospect Research Analyst for Development - Houston, TX in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Prospect Research Analyst for Development - Houston, TX


Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas


UTHealth Administration

Requisition #: 1800026W

Position Summary:

We are looking for a Prospect Research Analyst who will work with our fundraising and development office. You will provide highly customized and strategic information that will serve to help build relationships with donors and increase giving. You must be able to contribute to executing a comprehensive program of prospect identification; provide high-level background research and strategy recommendations, financial and demographic analysis and capacity evaluations; and execute a wide range of development research activities to support fundraising initiatives.

In essence this is a role for the curious and those who follow trails then write good summaries. You will collect and provide public information on potential donors - individuals, foundations, and corporations. You must be able to create a full profile that could help fundraising staff identify how to forge a relationship with a prospective source of donations. Candidates will need to be savvy working through a database and keeping up with one. A plus would be being able to write and speak well in that you will need to communicate a lot of information succinctly and clearly. You will work with one other prospect research analyst and the rest of the fundraising team. We are primarily looking for people who have worked in philanthropy, but will consider those with transferable skills.

This is a full-time position with a non-exempt classification. You will office in the Texas Medical Center at our University Center Tower on the 12th Floor which has some of the best views of the city anywhere. Full benefits are included with an excellent healthcare option as well as a stable retirement plan run by the State of Texas. Our development area has great career opportunities and plenty of room to move up and increase responsibility.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Participates in portfolio reviews with development leadership and/or development officers to develop prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation and overall fundraising strategies.

  2. Provides ongoing prospect pipeline analysis. Collects donor information and classifies prospects according to interest, affinity and financial capacity in addition to prioritizing the donors for follow-up by fundraising staff. Keeps abreast of the activities and initiatives underway at the university.

  3. Conducts and composes in-depth prospect research as needed to support donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. Interprets and synthesizes large volumes of data and complex financial, legal and technical language into easily comprehensible information.

  4. Provides analysis of information gathered on prospects and donors. Creates narrative reports and develops tables, charts, and illustrations as required to describe a prospect or group of prospects. Ensures that donor and prospect records are populated with demographic information as it is found.

  5. Participates in prospect management activities, including tracking the prospect pipeline and providing recommendations regarding cultivation and solicitation strategies.

  6. Proactively identifies potential donors by developing prospect lists using in-house and external resources.

  7. Monitors printed and online publications for coverage of companies, people, products and issues that impact prospect and donor information, fundraising, and prospect research trends.

  8. Keeps abreast of trends in the field of prospect research, emerging technologies, and available research tools.

  9. Adheres to ethical and confidentiality guidelines of the university, the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement, and the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

  10. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education:

Bachelor’s degree in journalism, library science, business, or related field. Advanced degree a plus.

Minimum Experience:

Three (3) years of work experience in development research, preferably in a complex academic or healthcare environment. One (1) year of closely related experience may substitute for one (1) year of required development research experience.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

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